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GWS 202 - Sexuality, Gender and Culture

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Anthropological examination of gender identity, roles, relations, and variation. Includes theories and methods of the anthropology of sex and gender, historical origins and development of the sub-discipline, and sex, gender and sexuality in cross-cultural, ethnographic perspective. Also includes selected case studies and cross-cultural frameworks for analysis.

Information: Same as ANT 202 .
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SBS and C, G; Meets CTE - SBS and C, G.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Differentiate and state theories and methods of the anthropology of sex and gender.
  2. Describe the historical origins, perspectives, and development of the sub-discipline.
  3. Recognize and describe diversity and variation of sex, gender, and sexuality in cross-cultural ethnographic perspective.

  1. Theories and Methods of the Anthropology of Sex and Gender
    1. Contemporary theories, perspectives, and analytic models of sex and gender
    2. Definition of major terms and concepts (e.g., sex, gender, sexuality)
    3. Ethnographic and other methods
  2. Historical Origins and Development of the Sub-Discipline
    1. Social movements, anthropology, and gender studies
    2. Major figures, founders, and current practitioners
  3. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Cross-cultural Ethnographic Perspective
    1. Family, kinship, and domestic groups
      1. Households
      2. Social reproduction
        1. Roles
        2. Marriage and conjugality
        3. Parenthood and adulthood
        4. Networks
      3. Private vs. public spheres
    2. Individuality and personhood
      1. Social construction
      2. Beliefs, attitudes, and values
      3. Identity
    3. Political economy
      1. Property and the state
      2. Colonialism, development and globalization
      3. Stratification and division of labor
      4. Production and distribution
    4. Expressive culture
      1. Folklores and mythologies
      2. Symbols
      3. Rites
      4. Poetics
    5. Religion and ritual
    6. Social movements and transformations
      1. Culture change
      2. Representation and discourse
      3. Popular culture

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/2020